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Week of 7/7/2019

The Flowers on the Altar are Donated by Jewell Johnson

Happy Birthday Jewell and Norma

ALTAR FLOWERS:    The followings dates are still available to donate flowers September 22, October 12, October 27, November 17, and December 8.   Thank you to all who have donated flowers to beautify the Altar.

Residents of Bond Hill/Roselawn  We are seeking some residents of Bond Hill/Roselawn to participate in the Council meetings that are held monthly for the joint Roselawn/Bond Hill communities.  New Vision wants to stay better connected to the work that is going on in our neighboring communities.  If you have the ability and interest to do this, please contact either Kathye Lewis Norman or Karen Brentley.  We want to have a team of people who can provide coverage and can keep the Leadership Team informed. Thanks for your consideration.

Please remember to call the church and let us know if your loved one has passed.  If you do not tell us, we probably won’t know.

MARKETING INFORMATION FOR FACEBOOK AND THE NEW VISION WEBSITE:

Please contact Kathye Lewis Norman to submit your information for marketing your church event on FB and the church website.  You will need to submit a file via email to kathye.lewis@fuse.net in a JPG or PNG file.  This will be posted to FB and the website.  You need to send this information as early as possible.  Preferably 4 weeks in advance for smaller events.  It will be longer for larger events. Copies can be made for fliers by submitting to the church secretary.  Please contact Catherine Harris with any questions and provide enough lead time.  Thank you.

VBS ANNOUNCEMENT:  With the closing of the Melrose YMCA, New Vision has been asked to host the District VBS event this year.  We are very excited. Vacation Bible School will take place July 22-25 from 6-8 pm for grades Kindergarten to 6th.  The Theme this year is “Who Is My Neighbor?  Learning to Love Like Jesus. “Every Adult or Youth who is interested in helping out in any way (Group Leader, Games, Snacks, Worship, Bible Study, Registration…) is asked to come to our meeting tomorrow, July 8th at 6 pm at New Vision. If you are unable to attend, but would like to help, please leave Pastor Walker a note under her door.

UMM:  will meet next Sunday July 14 after morning service.

LEGACY SEMINAR SUNDAY JULY 14, NOON UNTIL 1:30 PM:   It’s never too late to make the most of your money. Learn how on July 14 at New Vision after service. A Free seminar on wealth management. Whether you are 20 or 80, you can learn how to get the most for your money.  Presented by Chuck Futel, Advisor, Alan Triggs, Estate Planning & Tax Lawyer.  Any member who is interested in attending this seminar please call the church office to register.  A light lunch will be served.  Reserve your spot now!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   Sign up today to help with our annual event, Fish and Loaves on Saturday, July 20 at the New Prospect Church.  We need people to help with the preparation, the event and the clean up!  Contact Steve Swain at 513-996-3023 or stevie@swainconsultingllc.com if you are interested.

JOB CORPS CAREERS BEGIN HERE: TRAIN, LEARN, LIVE, CONNECT:  If anyone is interested in joining the Job Corps contact Kirk Lynch Admissions Counselor 513 -946-7218 or lynch.kirk@jobcorps.org

FOOD PANTRY:   Donations for July are ramen noodles

A STEWARDSHIP MOMENT

CELEBRATING THE OFFERING IS A SPIRITUAL ACT OF WORSHIP EVERY BELIEVER CAN Actively PARTICIPATE IN EACH WEEK.   GIVING BECOMES A CELEBRATION WHEN THE BELIEVER DISCOVERS THE JOY OF GENEROSITY WHICH GROWS OUT OF GOD’S GRACE.  THIS IS A QUOTE BY “MELVIN AMERSON: CELEBRATING THE OFFERING”   TO BELONG TO OUR CONGREGATION IS TO BE A STEWARD. SOME MAY SAY THAT “STEWARDSHIP IS JUST A POLITE WAY OF REFERRING TO FINANCIAL GIVING TO THE CHURCH, BUT IT IS MORE THAN THAT.  ONE CHARACTER IN SOME OF JESUS’ PARABLES IS THE STEWARD- THE STEWARD CHARGED BY THE MASTER TO CARE FOR THE MASTER’S PROPERTY.  IT IS THE MASTER NOT THE STEWARD WHO OWNS THE PROPERTY. BUT THE STEWARD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IT AND IS ACCOUNTABLE  TO THE MASTER AS  GOD’S  STEWARDS,  WE HAVE 3 RESPONSIBILITIES;

1.       RECEIVING  WE RECEIVE WITH JOYFUL THANKSGIVING THE MANY GIFTS THAT GOD SHOWERS UPON US: TIME, TALENTS, TREASURES,  AND RESOURCES

WE’VE BEEN GIVEN SO MUCH AT NO COST, YET WE STRUGGLE TO GIVE LIBERALLY.  OUR SELFISH  NATURE WANTS TO KEEP WHAT WE HAVE

2.       MANAGING- WE TAKE GOOD CARE OF WHAT WE HAVE RECEIVED, WE MANAGE THESE RESOURCES WISELY FOR OUR GOOD AND THE GOOD OF OTHERS

3.       GIVING: OUT OF GRATITUDE IN RECEIVING SO ABUNDANTLY, WE WANT TO SHARE WITH OTHERS, PROVIDING GOD WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO BLESS US AS WE SHARE WITH OTHERS.

BEING A GENEROUS PERSON REQUIRES A HEART THAT LOVES THE LORD ABOVE ALL ELSE, A WILL THAT IS SUBMITTED TO HIM, AND A MIND THAT DESIRES TO OBEY HIS COMMANDS.  THE LORD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER.  WHICH ULTIMATELY REFLECTS ON US AS BEING GOOD STEWARD.